Thursday, April 11, 2013
Yarrow is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 20.
Peter Yarrow of the legendary folk group "Peter, Paul and Mary" will perform live at Raue Center for the Arts on April 20. Yarrow's show starts at 8 p.m. at the Raue Center, located at 26 N. Williams St. in downtown Crystal Lake. Yarrow's music has spanned the generations and touched the lives of so many. His talents as a creative artist — both with Peter, Paul & Mary and as a solo performer — are frequently directed at using music to convey a message of humanity and caring. His gift for songwriting has produced some of the most moving songs "Peter, Paul & Mary" recorded including “Puff the Magic Dragon," “Day is Done,” “Light One Candle” and “The Great Mandala." As a member of the renowned musical trio, Yarrow earned many gold and …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Stop by the Dole Mansion/ Lakeside Legacy from 5 to 8 p.m. today for a relaxing evening of art, music and refreshments.
It's First Friday at the Dole Mansion-Lakeside Legacy Arts Park in Crystal Lake today. The Lakeside Legacy Foundation hosts First Friday gallery events from 5 to 8 p.m. on the first Friday of every month. Admission is free, and the exhibits are family friendly. The public is welcome to explore all the Dole Mansion and Arts Park have to offer the community. The April 5th First Friday Exhibits Include: Dole Gallery: "Inside the Box" exhibit by Joe and Kathleen Isacson. The Sage Gallery Exhibit: "Motion" by six artists. The Motion gallery expresses movement through art, and each individual artist will bring motion to life through their medium. This exhibit features the talents of: Photographers Nancy Merkling and Janet Kay Fine artist and …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Make incredible, edible eggs, cooked and decorated to perfection for Easter.
Here comes Peter Cottontail. Easter eggs — blue, green, red, yellow and purple are the classics — are a fun tradition that bring together cooking, crafts, adventures and treats. Cooking: To boil eggs to the ideal temperature, start by placing the eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. This will prevent the eggs from cracking because the temperature of the cold eggs will rise as the water temperature goes up. Elise Bauer, of Simply Recipes, recommends adding a little vinegar to the water. There is no need to blast the burner on the eggs. A rapid boil makes the water choppy, and the eggs might crack by bouncing into each other or the bottom of the pan. An even, medium boil is the desired effect. Bring the water up to a medium boil and…
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The Raue Center for the Arts has a show for everyone's tastes and preferences in the 2013 spring season schedule.
The Raue Center for the Arts has a show for everyone's tastes and preferences in its Spring 2013 season schedule.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Barrington High School gymnasium starts to fill for pop star Rihanna's visit.
Teens showed up hours before the doors opened at Barrington High School for today's visit by Rihanna. Station Middle School seventh-grader Maria Sauzeal said she was especially exicted because at one point it was thought there would only be enough tickets for high school students. "I was screaming when we were told we could get in," Maria said. She and some friends waited outside for hours before the doors opened at noon. "I've loved her forever, since I was 6 years old," said seventh-grader Alicia Osman. "It will be nice to see the person behind the pop star," said BHS junior Caroline Zagraniczny. "It's not everyday a celebrity comes to your high school," said BHS junior Alexa Toohill. "It's a once in a life-time opportunity," said …
Check out the top 10 rated restaurants in Algonquin or Lake in the HIlls based on the Yelp! reviews.
Websites like Yelp! have empowered the everyday eater to become their local neighborhood's food critic, praising and damning behind the anonymity of a computer screen. Ever wondered if a restaurant is good or bad? Yelp.com can be a good indicator of whether that restaurant is worth your time and money. Based on Yelp!'s highest-rated star ranking, here are the top 10 restaurants in Algonquin: Here are the top five restaurants in Lake in the Hills on Yelp!: Do you agree or disagree with the Yelp! top 10 list? Let us know in the comments' section. Amie Schaenzer contributed to this article.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Show is fun for viewers of all ages.
Entertainer Billy Jonas brings his award-winning, creative, interactive and fun for all ages show to the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake. The show is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, at the Raue Center, 26 N. Williams St. Attendees can throw out the rules when Billy Jonas hits the stage, according to the Raue. Jonas' show is a musical conversation… a sonic celebration … a splendiferous gathering of old and young, because the ensemble is… everyone. Billy Jonas is one of those rare performers who can engage and delight both young and adult audiences. It's a "neo-tribal hootenanny" -- original "voice and percussion" -based songs with a generous dose of audience participation. The music mixes conventional instruments (guitar…
The 6th Annual concert Tuesday night features Huntley High School Band and Sun City Concert Band at the Performing Arts Center at the school.
Huntley High School band director Nick Konwerski and Sun City Concert Band director Donna Bressler are pleased to announce the “Festival of Music” concert. The concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, in the Performing Arts Center at Huntley High School, 13719 Harmony Road, Huntley. This 6th annual concert will feature a variety of new musical selections not previously performed by the combined bands. The event is free, but donations will be gratefully accepted at the door to benefit the Huntley High School band program. Donations from last year’s event totaled $1,079 to which the Sun City Band added another $1,000 for a grand total of $2,079. Scholarships in the amount of $500 each were then presented to three members of the …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Dance group from Rebecca McCarthy School of Dance in Algonquin has multitude of appearances planned this St. Patrick's Day week.
For Rebecca McCarthy and her students, St. Patrick's Day keeps them on their toes — literally. Rebecca McCarthy's School of Dance, at 3951 W. Algonquin Road in Algonquin, teaches various forms of dance, including ballet, tap, jazz, and modern to name a few. But this time of the year, it's Irish step dance that has the dance company on the go. This week a group of McCarthy's Irish step dance students, known as "McDance," will be performing throughout Chicagoland. As yee can imagine, the step dancers are highly sought after for the St. Patrick's Day holiday. McDance's St. Patrick's Day gigs this week include performances at The Gladdagh Restaurant in Geneva, the Raue Center for the Arts on Saturday night, a St. Pat's celebration at St. …